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Best places to travel in September 2015

As temperatures grow milder and tourist crowds wane, September can be a wonderful time of year to travel.<p>Head to Shanghai for mid-autumn moon gazing, or catch the last of the summer sun on the shores of Lake Michigan. This is also the time to indulge in a tipple or two - at La Rioja's grape harvest …

Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

By: The Outbound Collective and Hipmunk<p><i>Photo by: Lisa Bao</i><p>We know, a trip to San Francisco is always busy. There's so many places to eat -- you've gotta have your Tartine morning bun! Next you need to make sure you hit up the shops in Hayes Valley, see the street art in the mission, enjoy your …

San Francisco

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Northern Ireland

40 incredible street foods you should try around the world

Across the globe, some of the best, most authentic local dishes are cooked right on the street.<p>From fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds in Canada to fruits covered in a sweet candy shell in China, here are 40 street foods you won't regret sinking your teeth into.

Deep Frying

Your Guide to Flexible Date/Destination Airfare Search

Although there's no "magic" day or time to find the best airfares, you can save money if you know how to do a flexible date/destination airfare search.<p>Several years ago, the major online travel agencies (Travelocity, Expedia, etc.) got rid of their flexible travel date calendars. But there are …

The 24 hottest honeymoon destinations right now

For some, paradise is lounging on a beach with soft white sand and clear aquamarine water surrounded by palm trees.<p>For others, it's roaming the streets and enjoying the charm of a romantic city like Paris.<p>Either way, chances are you'll find an ideal honeymoon spot in our list of newlywed …

Rainforests

This is where they *actually* filmed these famous 15 movies

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in<p>1. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (New Zealand)<p>Though the film was shot …

Hotel Upgrade app helps spot the extra perks when booking a room

Do no-cost hotel upgrades truly exist? Find out with this app.<p><b>Name:</b> Hotel Upgrade<p><b>Cost:</b> Free<p><b>Available:</b> Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Requires iOS7.1 or later<p><b>What it does:</b> The app connects travelers to hotel perks such as additional loyalty points, suite upgrades, executive lounge …

Hospitality

The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

Weddings

9 Inspiring Instagram accounts from the silk Road | CNN Travel

Washington DC by bike: a step-by-step guide

With its waterfront parks, off-street trails and growing web of bike lanes, Washington, DC, is a surprisingly brilliant place to be on two wheels. Where else can you get your daily cardio while zipping past some of the nation's most iconic sights? (Hello there, Washington Monument! How's it going, …

Mount Vernon

This map shows where 25 iconic movies were filmed in New York City

Thanks to its bustling streets and landmarks, New York City has been a favorite filming location for years.<p>From Katz's Delicatessen, which was made famous when Meg Ryan pretended to have an orgasm there in "When Harry Met Sally," to the upscale 21 Club, which is where Michael Douglas recommended …

New York City

The top 10 street food dishes of Delhi and where to find them

1. Samosas<p>The most popular snack and street food of Delhi. The origin of the <i>samosa</i> can be traced back to the Middle East, where it was known as …

Just Back: Napa Valley

Navigating California’s <b>Napa Valley</b> and its profusion of fine restaurants and upper-crust wineries can be intimidating. Thankfully, National Geographic’s <b>Andrew Coleman</b> (on Instagram <b>@awc007</b>) is a repeat visitor to the oenophile wonderland and can offer fresh insight gleaned from his latest tour.<p>Here …

This tiny colony in Argentina doesn’t believe in Spanish, tango, or soccer (PHOTOS)

LA PAMPA, Argentina — It’s Argentina, but you won’t hear much Spanish or tango music, or see any “futbol” in this village.<p>It’s nothing quite like the …

South America

TripInView: A Fascinating, New Tool for Choosing One's Vacation!

Waters in all shades of blue, from light sky blue to turquoise, and gorgeous beaches drenched in white, golden or black sand pass in front of the user's eyes at TripInView.com, a site that offers a new way of choosing one's vacation. TripInView is an innovative application that provides documented …

The 12 coolest neighborhoods in Europe

Europe's hottest neighborhoods are home to cutting-edge art, hip restaurants, and eclectic bars.<p>Some of these neighborhoods were once areas of political turmoil that have been transformed into creative hubs. Others have stood as artistic gems for years.<p>From Kreuzberg, where Berlin's punk rock …

European Travel

7 Luxurious National Park Lodges

<i>Grand Canyon National Park / Flickr</i><p>With school out and summer in full swing, many Americans will be packing up and heading to one of our great national parks. Though plenty of travelers opt to camp when touring the parks (it's the most affordable option, after all), visitors don't have to resign …

Savoring Europe by Rail

European air travel gets cheaper and easier by the day and I find myself fearing the demise of travel by rail.<p>As an American, I have to admit to suffering from a bit of train envy. After all, the railways of Europe are often more comfortable, convenient, and sometimes even more cost effective than …

Italy

Utah by Dirt: Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

Adventure<p>Adventure<p><i>For Utah by Dirt, four friends find as much Utah adventure as possible accessed by dirt roads. Follow their story on The Adventurists blog.</i><br>The beautiful inner workings of the desert began to reveal themselves to us the more we kept on pedaling. As we grew tired in the heat, under …

5 (Totally Free) Ways To Make Your Flight Better

Staying comfortable in the air is not always easy. Legroom is tight, planes are packed, and comforting extras, like snacks and entertainment, can cost extra. But Hopper is here to help. We found five ways you can stay comfy on a plane -- and unlike that bag of potato chips, these are all free.<p><b>1.</b> …

9 Ways Flying Is Doing Serious Damage to Your Health

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Roger Schultz</i><p>While waiting in airport security sucks almost as bad as the people you're waiting in line with, you do it for a reason: to be safe. And statistically, flying IS the absolute safest way to get from point A to point B, even safer than walking. So a fear of …

12 things that surprise foreigners when they visit the US

But it happens.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America?"<p>Answers ranged from tipping customs to the need for healthcare to the lack of public transportation.<p>Put yourself in a tourist's shoes and take a look …

Credit Cards

14 things that happen when you’re back in Buenos Aires after too much time abroad

1. You have to be careful not to get hit by a car.<p>Especially if you’ve been living in Europe where every driver slows down as soon as they see your …

14 solid reasons to quit your job and just backpack the US forever

WE LOVE OUR FANS at Matador, and one of the ways we show it is by posting your photos on our Instagram account. Our #travelstoke galleries provide a …

Petra, Jordan: It's Beautiful, It's Safe and Right Now, It's Empty

<i>Normally, Petra would be packed with tourists. I basically had my own private tour of the place -- something only people like Prince Charles or Cher get.</i><p>The problem with the Seven Wonders of the World is... they are usually packed with tourists. They are on almost everyone's bucket list, they are …

Middle East

Tiny Travel Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Having the latest technology at your fingertips doesn't have to mean weighing down your suitcase. We've found eight can't-travel-without gadgets you never knew existed (until now), and best of all, they're all pocket-sized.<p><b>VoltReady Dual Output Portable Battery</b><p>Charge your iPhone 6 and your Kindle …

Gear & Gadgets

TripAdvisor Deal With Marriott Gives It New Edge Over Booking Competitors

TripAdvisor landed a big fish in Marriott International and its 19 brands as an Instant Booking partner, and that leaves major online booking sites …